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Reference: 90474

Date Added: 7 October 2023
Closing Date: 27 October 2023

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager

Working For: Royal College of Physicians

Location: London

Salary: £42,000 up to £48,000 per annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

You will lead and manage our public affairs work, proactively identifying opportunities to ensure the organisation is influencing the health agenda effectively on a range of topics including the NHS workforce, health inequality, sustainability and climate change and clinical research.

You will have demonstrable experience of developing and delivering successful influencing strategies, using a range of public affairs and campaigns tactics to achieve policy change. You will be as comfortable speaking to parliamentarians and other stakeholders as you are writing consultation submissions and briefings. You will be able to engage with detail, while appreciating the bigger picture and our place in it.


  • Working strategically and proactively to identify opportunities for parliamentary engagement, working with the media team to ensure relevant issues are highlighted to the media.
  • Maintaining a keen awareness of issues within the health sector, politics and the media in order to advise senior officers and staff; identify opportunities for influencing; provide support and advice to RCP boards and committees; and inform other RCP activities as appropriate such as policy development.
  • Maintaining, owning and developing relationships with Parliamentarians, their staff and civil servants.
  • Working flexibly and proactively without close supervision, undertaking a range of work such as writing briefings, letters, policy positions and consultation responses.
  • Working with the media team to develop our voice with communications approaches that ensure high impact for our influencing and campaigns work.
  • Preparing senior officers and staff for stakeholder meetings, supporting them in those meetings and yourself representing the RCP at meetings and events.
  • Managing a public affairs and campaigns adviser and developing them to the best of their ability.
  • Any other duties commensurate with your post, including deputising for the head of policy and campaigns and director of communications, policy and research, and managing your team’s budget.

Closing Date: 27 October 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted candidates will be informed about an interview by: 3 November 2023

Interview date: 7/8 November 2023

Application Details

How to apply

To apply, please visit https://apply.workable.com/j/9D444A008E to submit your CV and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the job description. Please note that applications received without a supporting cover letter will not be shortlisted.

Website: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/

Additional Notes